Looking for a tour and can’t quite find something scheduled that perfectly fits your wishes? Let us provide you with the solution. All you have to do is choose the dates!
Any group – Any size – Any time – Any theme --
SGT can plan and operate tours of any length throughout the UK and Europe and, via our local tour partners, anywhere in the world.
Your private custom tour can be a basic, general sightseeing tour or you can ask us for a special themed itinerary or around a specific activity such as walking or wildlife seeking. Special Group Tours will put together your program specifically to suit YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS. Please email us your wishes or give us a ring to discuss options. We will get you a quote with itinerary suggestions and work with you to create the itinerary to best suit you.
Special Group Tours can organize your tour in its entirety, from the moment you touch down at your airport to when we deliver you back there at the end of a perfect holiday. Transport, accommodation, meal arrangements, guides and entrances can all be part of the package. Alternatively, we can incorporate a combination independent and private/custom tour package if that better suits. Just tell us what you want...the rest is up to us!
For some examples: Ed and his wife fulfilled a lifetime’s ambition to explore Roman Britain; Mort and Miriam combined the Jewish heritage of Spain with golf; Peter and his family had their own Harry Potter tour; Mike & Sigrid followed Jane Austen & George Elliot; Attarah enjoyed a Tudor Kent outing; Heather & her husband loved their Joe Strummer and Clash London day out… You name the place/theme of interest, we will take you there!
Family groups seeking their ancestry
University & High School literary educational tours - some worth class credits
Book clubs visiting the places associated with a favorite novel, author or period film
Garden clubs attending flower shows, meeting local gardeners and the option of exclusive garden workshops/chats
Quilting and antique-ing across Britain with the option of private quilting workshops
Pilgrimage to Glastonbury and mystical Britain
Corporate business incentives for their staff
University history department on an archaeological dig
Religious groups on spiritual getaways/retreats (Celtic, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu...)
Paranormal investigation society on a hunt across Haunted Wales and England
Golf, fishing and adventure sport outings - maybe try your hand at coasteering and other unique sports!
Cooking classes and culinary/wine/whisky/gin/ale trails with the option of special activities like truffle hunting, digging oysters or cockels or harvest grape picking
'His' & 'Hers' couples trips mixing and matching interests/special activities
Pipe & Drum corps, choirs and bands on performance tours
Hobby clubs traveling together enjoying their hobby together -- motorsport, airplanes, whisky/ale, books, gardening...you name it
Families seeking out a fallen loved one, following the trail of their specific regiment through WWI or WWII battlefields or Britain's Homefront
Just about any theme you can think of...if you can dream it, we are happy to assist you!
Over the course of any year, SGT and our ground suppliers operate dozens and dozens of custom tour itineraries for 'groups' of between just two guests and two hundred guests.
TWO’S COMPANY: If there are just two or three travelers in your party who would like a very special tour, no worries! SGT custom tours is the service for you. We can provide a personal driver/guide in a car or MPV and design an itinerary to fit your needs. The majority of the custom trips that we operate are for small groups of just 2 - 8 guests in total. Yes we certainly specialize in Small Group Touring!
Go in search of your roots!
A very poignant and highly personal trip is following in the footsteps of your ancestors. Seek out a fallen loved one on a battlefield tour or visit the village where your great-great-great grandmother was born. Like this photo of SGT owner Kate Carrigan, perhaps find an ancestral village bearing your name! SGT would be very proud to assist you with this incredibly special journey of discovery.
Book your adventure of a lifetime with confidence...with someone who has been there.
Special Group Tours specializes in UK and European destinations, small group special interest tours. We are a member of several tourism associations, our fellow tour operator members also specializing in regional destinations. Together, wherever you want to travel in the world, we've got you covered!
Using a few of our own 'World Venture' adventures for inspiration, do you want to: track mountain gorillas in Rwanda; soak in the hot springs at the Tabacon Resort while watching an erupting volcano in Costa Rica; snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia; walk the Inca Trail at Macchu Picchu, Peru; ride an elephant at Thailand Celebration of Life Festival; swim and sun-worship on China Beach and climb nearby Marble Mountain in Vietnam; spot a tiger at a rainforest national park in India; pay your respects at the shrine to the Killing Fields of Cambodia; catch a monkey stealing your lunch in Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya...
How about USA? Another destination where you are spoilt for choice. Maybe follow the Literary Trail of New England; the Quilts of the Underground Railroad; enjoy the wineries of Northern CA; pay respects to the pioneers of the Women's Rights Movement in Upstate New York or the Civil Rights Heroes across the Southern States; explore the Arabic heritage of Dearborn, the Quakers of Philadelphia or the Jewish heritage of the Lower East Side; celebrate the rich diverse fabrics of New Orleans or New York or LA; "pray to" music legends in music studio "cathedrals" in Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, Memphis or Muscle Shoals...Anything you can dream of, please discuss it with us and we can take you there!
With Special Group Tours, you gain not only from over twenty years experience in the travel industry but also the insider knowledge of someone who’s been there, ‘walked the walk,’ traveling the hard road so you won’t have to. Our SGT team has traveled extensively on 6 continents - and we are plotting a expedition to Antarctica as soon as we can find the time!
Your holiday can be as relaxing or as adventurous as you choose on your custom designed itineraries as they are built to suit your individual needs.
Now, we haven’t been everywhere...but we are working on it! Special Group Tours is proud to offer our clients the benefits of our personal travel experiences as well as our quality professional services, and those of our tour operator partners who specialized in providing travel services in all parts of the world. Together, wherever you want to travel in the world, we can help you get there.
We just love a challenge! Just let us know how we can help and we'd be delighted to provide you with a tentative itinerary and estimated costs. The more information you can give at the beginning, the quicker we can get back to you with our ideas.
If you're interested in obtaining a quote from us then please let us have the following information with your request:
*How many guests traveling
*Type of accommodation (our usual 3 - 4 star historical properties, or budget hotels/hostels, or maybe upgrade to 5 star luxury hotels)
*Rooming you prefer - share a room, separate single rooms etc
*Which countries or areas you would like to visit
*Time of year you wish to travel, specific dates if you know them
*What is your primary theme interest, if any
The rest is up to us!